joseph neal, P.E.
Mr. Neal’s experience includes mechanical engineering positions in the automotive and consulting industries. As an engineer, he conducts vehicle accident and mechanical component investigations, and applies the principles of design, analysis, testing, and safety to forensic evaluations involving traffic crash investigation and reconstruction.
Mr. Neal has performed hundreds of accident investigations and reconstructions. Mr. Neal’s experience includes tractor/trailer, motorcycle, passenger vehicle, pedestrian, construction zones and traffic control investigations and reconstructions. He is trained in using and has performed simulations using HVE and PC-Crash. Mr. Neal is a trained technician in Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) and a analyst of CDR reports and has performed hundreds of vehicle data retrievals. He is also trained in commercial vehicle data imaging and analysis and has performed commercial truck data retrievals from various heavy truck manufacturers. Mr. Neal is trained in and has performed hundreds of photogrammetry evaluations (taking measurements from photographs.) He is trained in the design and operation of work zone traffic control zones.
Mr. Neal has performed crash sled testing, including frontal, rear and side impacts, and holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.